Injuries are a Blessing in Golf

Marc has presented us with an opportunity to address an interesting issue…the effects of minor injuries on your golf game. More often than not, I have seen minor injuries actually help a person play better golf (although in Marc’s case, it may be a bit more difficult since he has “broken” his finger). Fingers are obviously a very important part of the anatomy invloved in swinging the club, but at least it’s only his right pinky-finger. He may be able to get away with some short swings, and possibly some full swings with lighter grip pressure. This means that Marc should still be able to practice his short game and putting, and the mishap will definitely promote lighter grip pressure. We have repeatedly recommended here that we all spend more than 1/2 of all practice time on our short game and reduce our grip pressure dramatically (see prior eps on “grip”). This injury will be a blessing for Marc’s game.

Other types of minor injuries (that still allow one to walk) not limited to: neck-strains, muscle-pulls, sore backs, hamstrings, broken baby toes (big toes don’t apply), facial scratches, skinned knees, sore butts, broken noses and even the dreaded paper cut, often cause us to swing with a little less intensity, resulting in better shots.

So…if you are unfortunate enough to suffer a minor injury, self-inflicted or not, suck it up and get out there. In the end it will be a blessing in disguise and will help your game. In Marc’s case, if that finger becomes too much of a nuisance, then I agree with John over at LOFT, cut the damn thing off!

Broken Finger

Darn you March Madness.

For the first time in maybe 20 years, I ventured out to play some pickup basketball, possibly fueled by watching March Madness.

Within a few minutes, a hard pass bounced off my right pinky finger and I knew I was in trouble. 12 hours later, I now know it’s broken (slight break) and splinted. I had big plans to get out and hit some balls this weekend, but instead, I will now be sucking on ice.

What’s the lesson here? Stick to golf people!

Welcome to spring!

Golf is Hard TV Golf Shop

Welcome shoppers, to the newest feature on Golf is Hard TV… it’s the official Golf is Hard TV golf shop! Our golf shop is connected to the “Sunday Scramble” and features key items at great prices that you can only get from your friends Marc and Dave at GIHTV!

Check out our first set of products by clicking the “Golf Shop” Button above or this handy dandy “Golf Shop” link.

Your feedback is welcome and encouraged!

Tell your friends the shop is open!

Sunday Scramble Winners – Nice Job!

Congrats to the 10 winners of GIHTV’s first-ever Sunday Scramble. Here are the answers to the questions along with our winners:

1. Computer Associates

2. Ernie Els

3. Puerto Rico. We also accepted Innisbrook (“this” week’s tourney) because my question was a little confusing.

4. Masters, US Open, British Open (a.k.a The Open Champ), PGA Championship Side note: the majors are not “run” by the PGA tour (my bad). Thanks Jeremy for clarification.

The winners, along with submission time and date, are:

1. Eric S, 5:50 pm, 3/14

2. Jeremy H, 7:41 pm, 3/14

3. Erwin Y, 10:47 pm, 3/14

4. John C, 8:00 am, 3/15

5. Paul L, 8:08 am, 3/15

6. Hugh N, 8:16 am, 3/15

7. Rodrigo, 10:45 am, 3/15

8. Tony R, 6:06 am, 3/16

9. Greg C, 7:07 am, 3/16

10. Monte K, 7:24 am, 3/16

Again, congrats to all of our winners and thanks to all who particiapted. The next step for our winners is to choose a model from  Available contest models are: Mid-Weight Series C2, J2, K4, H1, H3 (satin only), and L3, choose the finish (black or satin) and the length (32″ – 36″) and R or L. Our site will be set up soon so you can order through here, we are hoping by the end of the week. Keep an eye out. For those wishing to purchase a Heavy Putter from GIHTV for a nice discount, come back next week and you will be able to order here.

The next Sunday Scramble will be Masters Sunday, April 11, and will feature the Stiletto Green Tool . Thanks for watching!

Golf is Hard TV #78 – Sunday Scramble Heavy Putter Giveaway

It’s finally here! The very first of monthly Sunday Scrambles here at Golf is Hard TV. Be one of the 1st 10 people to answer these 4 golf trivia questions and win a free Heavy Putter (you only pay the shipping cost of $10).

Here are the questions:

1. What does “CA” stand for in this week’s WGC event, the CA Championship?

2. Who was the winner of the 2010 CA Championship?

3. Where is the PGA Tour event being played this week?

4. Name the 4 majors on the PGA Tour.

Leave your answers in the comments to win… The first 10 correct answers get the goods!

Check out to view some of the cool styles and see past episodes here for more information. Good luck!